RCRG - Blog


  • Building a Library

    Checking in with our Child Care Resource & Referral Centre as it prepares to open the new Richmond Early Years Library.

    Posted February 20, 2020 fa2f3f23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Once In a Lifetime

    It's been a decade since the 2010 Winter Olympics, and our memories remain as fond as ever.

    Posted February 13, 2020 7c633d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • On Blizzards, Real and Metaphorical

    Jackson Kemmis, who's participating in this year's Youth Now program, compares it to a blizzard, in a good way.

    Posted February 06, 2020 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Out of the Ordinary

    More than making holiday wishes come true, Christmas Fund volunteers give meaning to the word "community."

    Posted January 28, 2020 726c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Community Up Close

    Shawn Badesha, an RCRG board member and participant in our 2019-20 Youth Now program, discusses his growing appreciation for the Richmond community.

    Posted January 20, 2020 fc673d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Flipping the Page

    A new year, a new decade, and a new chapter for RCRG.

    Posted January 13, 2020 7c633d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad|726c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad|8f6c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad|fb2f3f23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad|fa2f3f23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • When A Community Comes Together

    A snapshot of the many supporters who make the Richmond Christmas Fund possible.

    Posted November 05, 2019 726c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • Wrapped To Perfection

    On their busiest days, Christmas Fund gift wrap volunteers can wrap up to 80 presents. They could really use your help.

    Posted September 26, 2019 726c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • From Theory to Practice

    Olivia Dong spent her summer co-op term with RCRG's Seniors Community Support Services, where she discovered that helping older adults first meant putting herself in their shoes.

    Posted August 19, 2019 8f6c3d23-8769-6cc7-8851-ff0000fe1cad
  • A New Experience

    Clara Tang, one of two co-op students to join our team this summer, gives an insightful account of her time at RCRG.

    Posted August 09, 2019
  • Half a World Away

    Jasnique Gill-Nahal recently moved to Richmond from England, and found that volunteering was the perfect way to connect to her new community.

    Posted May 16, 2019
  • A Gift That Keeps on Giving

    Alex Chau, a Gift Wrap volunteer with the Richmond Christmas Fund, explains how the role has helped build his confidence and his resume.

    Posted October 10, 2018
  • Senior Lives Through a Student's Eyes

    Charlotte Choi, a co-op student from UBC, spent a memorable summer working with our Seniors Community Support Services.

    Posted August 28, 2018
  • Stepping Away from Old Age Stereotypes

    Our Seniors Community Support Services department recently celebrated the completion of a yearlong project designed to combat ageism.

    Posted June 15, 2018
  • Hitting All the Right Notes... Child Care Style

    Each May, the Richmond child care community pulls together to organize a huge celebratory event, the Child Care Gala Dinner. This year's theme was "Hitting All the Right Notes."

    Posted May 31, 2018
  • Road Trips and Friendships

    A volunteer and a car. Put the two together, and they can change lives. Our Richmond Better at Home program is proof.

    Posted September 27, 2017
  • A Summer with Seniors

    Crystal Man, our summer co-op student, worked in our Seniors Community Support Services department, arranging transportation for clients. Her contributions, though, didn't end there.

    Posted September 05, 2017
  • A Collection of Defining Moments

    In this blog post, Mikaela Nuval, our summer co-op student, talks about her time at RCRG - her first professional experience and, by extension, her first foray into the non-profit field.

    Posted August 28, 2017
  • Now or Never: Taking the Leap with Youth Now

    For young leaders, our Youth Now program perfectly encapsulates the old saying, "There's no better time than the present."

    Posted August 21, 2017
  • A Guide to Group Volunteering

    Find out how you and your colleagues – or family members, teammates, friends, etc. – can volunteer, and make an impact, together.

    Posted June 07, 2017